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Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

Fri, 01/05/2009 - 07:00

When a piece of legislation is so roundly criticised on all sides as the European Commission's proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, attacked by the alternative fund »

Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 07:00

Hedge fund managers are set to face a new layer of regulation at European Union level, amid a global regulatory clampdown on the financial industry in response to the financial crisis of t »

Comment: Will airline stocks prove pearls after swine flu?

Comment: Will airline stocks prove pearls after swine flu?

Wed, 29/04/2009 - 07:02

With extremely low valuations that are getting further battered by news - and rumours - about swine flu, airline companies are probably in their worst shape in memory - no small feat for p »

Comment: Madoff still causing a stir

Comment: Madoff still causing a stir

Tue, 28/04/2009 - 07:00

Four months after Bernard Madoff admitted to defrauding thousands of investors of an amount that, including non-existent profits, could total as much as USD65bn, the ripples of the scandal »

Comment: Private equity leader TPG grapples with tough times

Comment: Private equity leader TPG grapples with tough times

Mon, 27/04/2009 - 07:00

TPG, the firm formerly known as Texas Pacific Group, has overtaken the Carlyle Group to become the largest private equity group in the world, according to Private Equity International. »

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 09:13

The Alternative Investment Management Association is already up in arms about the European Union's planned Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, even though the draft legislat »

Comment: Och-Ziff makes hay as prop desks lick their wounds

Comment: Och-Ziff makes hay as prop desks lick their wounds

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 07:00

Hedge funds are seeing less activity from the competing proprietary trading desks of investment banks, making it easier for them to capitalise on i »

Comment: Permira's fundraising hurdle may be a boon

Comment: Permira's fundraising hurdle may be a boon

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 09:52

Private equity firm Permira has received some welcome news with the announcement by SVG Capital, the biggest investor in its funds, that following a strategic review SVG intends to cont »

Comment: Hohn keeps giving despite trickier times for TCI

Comment: Hohn keeps giving despite trickier times for TCI

Tue, 21/04/2009 - 07:00

The hedge fund industry's best known - and sometimes most controversial - charitable donor continues to deliver impressive performance for worthy causes despite a few unaccustomed setbacks »

Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

Mon, 20/04/2009 - 07:00

US private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is reported to be interested in picking up a minority stake in Vijay Mallya's United Spirits group, primarily by acquiring treasury stocks t »

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